Applications for admission to Towers School and Sixth Form are welcomed from students of all abilities.
The school converted to academy status in April 2011 and is now self governing through the Towers School Academy Trust. The school’s admission process for ‘Year of Entry Admissions’ is conducted through Kent County Council. All ‘In Year Admissions’ should be sent directly to the School – for contact details please see our Contact Us page. The school holds an annual Open Evening followed by Open Mornings in early October and full details of these are printed in the ‘Admission to Secondary School in Kent’ booklet. Individual appointments can also be made by contacting the school.All parents have the right to appeal against any decision to refuse a school place. As an academy appeals should be sent in writing to the Principal. An appeal’s process will then begin with decisions being made by an independent panel.
Waiting lists will be maintained and will be ranked according to the oversubscription criteria.
The Secondary school admissions process consists of several stages starting with the Kent Test registration, which begins in June, through to the National Offer Day in March and then the final reallocation of places in April. After this point, the in-year process will take over.
Please click here to see our Admissions policy.
Please click here for the Kelsi website which has further information regarding the Kent schools timetable for admissions.
Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care – a 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
Medical, Health, Social and Special Access
In these circumstances measures will be applied in accordance with the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the Equalities Act 2010. Priority will be given to those children whose mental or physical impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Equally this priority will apply to children whose parents’ or guardians’ physical or mental health or social needs means that they have a demonstrable and significant need to attend a particular school. Such claims will need to be supported by written evidence from a suitably qualified medical or other practitioner who can demonstrate a special connection between these needs and the school.
Current Family Association
A brother or sister attending the school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister means children who live as brother or sister in the same house, including natural brothers and sisters, adopted siblings, stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sister.
The child of a current member of staff
The member of staff must have been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of which the application for admission of which the school is made, and/or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
Nearness of children's homes to school - we use the distance between the child’s permanent home address and the school, measured in a straight line using the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) address point. Distances are measured from a point defined as within the child’s home to a point defined as within the school as specified by NLPG. The same address point on the school site is used for everybody. When we apply the distance criterion for the school, these straight line measurements are used to determine how close each applicant’s address is to the school.
The School’s Withdrawal Rights
After a place has been offered the school reserves the right to withdraw the place in any of the following circumstances:
- When the parent or learner has failed to respond to an offer within a reasonable time
- When a parent or learner has failed to notify the school of important changes to the application information
- The admission authority offered the place on the basis of a fraudulent or intentionally misleading application from the parent or learner.